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I Battle Depression

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    heathee heathee 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    My partners, all depressed,

    ridden with self loathing. The mirror of my interior expressed on their exterior. 5 times. Those are the only times I've remembered trying to commit suicide. I'm an alcoholic because of my depression. I engage in meaningless sex and relationships to fill the void...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have a belt wrapped snug around my neck right

    now. I'm just laying down in my bed with it there. I'm trying to get comfortable with it being there so one of these days I can follow through. These thoughts are the first one to consume me when I wake up and the last ones I have conscious memory of before I sleep.
    Ajoseph219 Ajoseph219 16-17, M 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    My heart hoped that things would be different

    now but my mind knew better.
    kruges kruges 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Loneyurigirl Loneyurigirl 13-15 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 38 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    soldierofshadows soldierofshadows 18-21, M 13 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    “Hope is important

    because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, and author
    northofsaturn northofsaturn 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 30 Responses Jun 16

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    I feel so completely alone.

    Like no one cares about me.
    Nursekat87 Nursekat87 26-30, F 10 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    is it bad that I've considered giving up?

    It's getting harder and harder to get out of bed. I just want all this pain to go away.
    louistoblerone louistoblerone 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I hate how some teens

    and adults on here don't even know they're different stages of depression...
    Xcutiepiex Xcutiepiex 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    I was 10 when it started.

    I would sit in the mirror and pull out my hair and cry for hours and scratch my arms and face and stare at the knife in front of me just waiting for the courage to end it. I'm now 21, and it's just become numb. A daily life where I can laugh and play....but there's still that...
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    rockenronnie rockenronnie 66-70, M 4 Responses 34 mins ago

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    Over half of the people

    who belong to this group, diagnosed their 'depression' themselves.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 13-15, F 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    philm79 philm79 31-35, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    It feels like my friends are purposly ignoring

    me, like I'm nothing. I had two days without my pills and I had one dark thought, so that means progress right?
    diaperedsammy diaperedsammy 18-21, M 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 43 Responses 4 days ago

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    amberjg amberjg 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    We its just past 3 in the afternoon,

    and I've just managed to wipe the tears from my eyes... I've cried myself to sleep, and every once in awhile I'd wake up crying again... I don't know if its the pain in my stomach and chest areas. Or the memories that haunt me to this day... The love and care I once had and lost...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    People who treat me like I'm some kind of

    delicate flower really annoy me. I just want someone to talk to me like I'm a real person, whether they know that I'm thinking about killing myself or not because I want to not think about it. Ya know?
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yet again I'm feeling like the fight isn't

    worth it. I was in a bad state when I found this site a month ago. But I received much encouragement and a spark of renewed hope began to glow. I tried to encourage others with that hope. I read things to give me more hope and started to get somewhat better. But I've been sick...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dont fall too far. Though,

    if you do, you can always get out.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 hr ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Loneyurigirl Loneyurigirl 13-15 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    It's my mind and my battle.

    And I am not giving up the fight.
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Waking up. Its September 1st.

    Labour day... I'm praying for death while the whole city sleeps on this holiday... I'll go play some fallout NV. Keep walking the lonesome road... A road me and the courier seem to know all to well...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 8 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    To try and cheer you up with a classic.

    *Attached*Here's lookin at you kid
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Is there some way I can give myself a life

    threatening medical condition? Cancer maybe? Something along those lines? Since suicide is so difficult, is there like a sure fired way I can give myself like a cancer or some other form of lethal medical issues. And I don't mean something stupid like "Smoke a pack a day" I'm...
    Ajoseph219 Ajoseph219 16-17, M 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I don't want to be here anymore /: it doesn't

    help that I'm alone everyday and I'm always lonely. Every morning the first thing on my mind is "kill yourself" and I lay awake every night thinking the same thing.... I wish I had a gun
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...